GREAT SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP CHARITABLE TRUST
912 S GAY STREET L210, KNOXVILLE, TN 37902 http://WWW.GREATSCHOOLSPARTNERSHIP.COM

Total Revenue
$4,268,361
Total Expenses
$4,737,613
Net Assets
$1,555,138

Organizations Filed Purposes: TO SERVE AS A CATALYST, THINK TANK, INCUBATOR AND START-UP FUNDER FOR MAKING KNOX COUNTY SCHOOLS GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE.

VARIOUS GRANTS ARE MADE TO PROJECT GRAD KNOXVILLE (GRAD), A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, IN FURTHERANCE OF ITS MISSION. GRAD SUPPORTS A QUALITY PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION FOR HEART OF KNOXVILLE STUDENTS THAT EQUIPS AND ENCOURAGES YOUTH TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE OR TECHNICAL SCHOOL. THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH AN INTENTIONAL AND HOLISTIC K-16 APPROACH PROVIDING: ACADEMIC SUPPORT, SOCIAL SERVICES, CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, COLLEGE ACCESS AND PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT. THIS YEAR, A REDESIGN TEAM OF BOARD MEMBERS, STAFF AND KEY KCS BOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF CONDUCTED AN 18 MONTH STUDY AND ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE THE SCOPE OF GRAD'S WORK IN THE FUTURE. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT GRAD WOULD FOCUS ITS EFFORTS ON (CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O) (CONTINUED FROM PART III) ITS TWO AREAS OF GREATEST STRENGTH: (1) STUDENT AND FAMILY SUPPORT, AND (2) COLLEGE ACCESS. GRAD'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS ALSO VOTED TO BECOME WHAT THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE CALLS A "SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION" OF THE GSP EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013. WITH THEIR WORK NOW CLOSELY ALIGNED AND TWO BOARDS OF DIRECTORS HAVING A FORMAL, LEGAL RELATIONSHIP, TALKS ARE UNDER WAY TO EXPLORE THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO DEPLOY STAFF AND RESOURCES.

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - THE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS INITIATIVE IS A STRATEGY FOR USING PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS A HUB FOR ORGANIZING COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO IMPROVE NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH AND SAFETY AND STUDENT ACADEMICS. SERVICES INCLUDE: FAMILY, PARTNER AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT; EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES; HEALTH AND SOCIAL SUPPORT; YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES; TUTORING AND ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT; AND SCHOOL FACILITIES OPEN FOR EXTENDED HOURS. THIS YEAR, GSP OPERATED THE PROGRAM AT FOUR PILOT SCHOOLS AND WILL BEGIN SERVICING THREE ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS NEXT YEAR. WITH PARENT, NEIGHBORHOOD AND PARTNER INPUT AND INVOLVEMENT, COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CAN BE A POSITIVE CENTER OF INFLUENCE TO BENEFIT STUDENTS, FAMILIES, AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY. (CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O) (CONTINUED FROM PART III) RESEARCH INDICATES THESE BENEFITS INCLUDE IMPROVED STUDENT LEARNING, HEALTH, AND ATTENDANCE; STRONGER FAMILY ENGAGEMENT; AN IMPROVED SCHOOL CLIMATE; AND SAFER NEIGHBORHOODS.


Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

Name Title Hours Per Week Total Salary
OLIVER THOMAS PRESIDENT 40.00 $211,836
CRYSTAL WASHINGTON BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
TANYA COATS BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
DIANE JABLONSKI BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
RANDY BOYD BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
LAURENS TULLOCK BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
JOHN BUTLER BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
TONY NORMAN BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
MADELINE ROGERO BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
TIM BURCHETT BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
JAMES MCINTYRE BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
ANTHONY WISE BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
KAREN CARSON BOARD MEMBER 0.50 $0
MIKE EDWARDS TREASURER/SE 0.50 $0
BOB RIDER CO-CHAIR 0.50 $0
PHYLLIS NICHOLS CHAIR 0.50 $0

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